Midwest Manufacturing News October 2011 : Page 1

MW MIDWEST Vol. 5 No. 10 M ANUFACTURING N EWS Serving Since 2007 Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, Ohio, South Dakota and Wisconsin Feature Editorial New HM500S/50 HMC from OKK October 2011 Complete Online DIGITAL EDITIONS at www.mfgnewsweb.com Machinery: Metalcutting-Chipmaking Ferris Utilizes Industry Partnerships to Maximize Educational Opportunities FABTECH 2011 Expected to be the Largest Ever FABTECH 2011, North America’s largest metal forming, fabricating, weld-ing and finishing event, is expected to be the largest ever. Returning to Chicago’s McCormick Place, Nov. 14-17, 2011, the event will offer four full days of activities and provide its projected 32,000 attendees with opportunities to network, learn and see the latest metal fabrication products and technologies. According to John Catalano, FABTECH Show Manager, all signs point to this being a great event. “Reg-istration is up, and we are on track to Continued on Page 4 The release of this 50-taper version of the HM500S series has allowed for an increased boring capacity of 250 mm diameter (9.84 inches) and the cutting of tough materials such as titanium, according to OKK USA Corporation. See Page 12 for Details (l-r) Dean Ron McKean, Dean, Ferris State University College of Engineering Technology; Dean Krager, Associate Professor, Ferris Manufacturing Technology program; Joe Braun, Manager of Distributor Development, Hurco North America; Mike Walters, Application and Sales Engineer, Sandvik Coromant; Ed Brown, VP of Engineering, Transmatic; Denis Johnson, Sales Engineer, Norchuk Supply and Scott Groenheide, Engineering Manager of Production, ITW Drawform, with the Hurco TM8 turning center. Mitsubishi to Introduce New 2D, 3D and Hybrid Lasers New hybrid lasers to be introduced include the eX, the HVII and the VZ Series. See Page 24 for Details FABTECH 2011 Students studying manufacturing technology at Ferris State University will continue to receive a solid founda-tion of manufacturing process and ap-plication skills due to continued support from industry partners, said a University spokesperson. This continuing support includes the recent collaboration between Hurco of Indianapolis, ITW Drawform of Zee-land, Trans-Matic of Holland, Sandvik Coromant USA of Fairlawn, NJ, and Norchuk Tool Supply of Muskegon to make available to Ferris State a Hurco TM8 CNC slant-bed turning center. Continued on Page 4 Southwestern Industries Names Midwest Industrial Tools as New Distributor Southwestern Industries has an-nounced its newest authorized distrib-utor of Trak Machines and ProtoTRAK CNCs -Midwest Industrial Tools / a DGI Supply Company. The company’s territory is North and South Dakota, Nebraska and Western Iowa. “Southwestern Industries and Mid-west Industrial Tools / a DGI Supply Company have joined forces to provide Continued on Page 6 INDEX Introduces Double-End Multiple Spindle CNC Lathe The new INDEX MS40P CNC multi-spindle automatic lathe includes a quill-stock with six tool carriers and one counter spindle opposite the main 6-spindle drum, making it possible to ma-chine complex workpieces requiring many tools with high precision in a sin-gle process, the company said. “A new concept, the INDEX multi-spindle affords contract manufacturers the ability to out-produce (by up to 85% or more) six or more twin-turret CNC lathes with a single, flexible, high-speed, high precision machine that can work unattended over three shifts,” said a company spokesperson. “The flexibility and capability of the machine is well-suited to batch Continued on Page 5 Tooling Helps Firearms Manufacturer Hit Production Target To support new product launches, Smith & Wesson needed to increase throughput of its production of revolver frames. REGO-FIX tooling allowed them to meet new production goals without adding new machine tools. See Page 32 for Details Applying Technology Hyundai-Wia Completes Construction of 88,000 Sq. Ft. Facility Hyundai-Wia Machine America Corporation (HWMA) has announced the Grand Opening of its new state-of-the-art corporate headquarters and technical center. The 88,000+ sq. ft. fa-cility in the Borough of Carlstadt, Bergen County, NJ, features more than 21,500 sq. ft. of modern office space along with a 66,500 sq. ft. showroom and warehouse. “The facility is de-signed to reflect the company’s com-mitment to the North and South Continued on Page 8 Real-Time Process Monitoring Improves Product Quality DRT Mfg. Co. increased its process yield and improved tool usage with Synergy 2000 from Zontec, a real-time statistical process control software. 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Ferris Utilizes Industry Partnerships To Maximize Educational Opportunities

Students studying manufacturing technology at Ferris State University will continue to receive a solid foundation of manufacturing process and application skills due t o continued support from industry partners, said a University spokesperson.<br /> <br /> This continuing support includes the recent collaboration between Hurco of Indianapolis, ITW Drawform of Zeeland, Trans-Matic of Holland, Sandvik Coromant USA of Fairlawn, NJ, and Norchuk Tool Supply of Muskegon to make available to Ferris State a Hurco TM8 CNC slant-bed turning center In a slant-bed lathe and will be utilized by all manufacturing students in a hands-on applications lab located at the university’s Big Rapids, MI, campus.<br /> <br /> According to Ferris State ManufacturingAssociate Professor Dean Krager, industry partnerships are an integral component of students’ educational experiences at Ferris. “These long-term industry partnerships provide Ferris State students a network of knowledgeable industry professionals, continuing education for faculty, student scholarships, attendance at industry events and a wealth of career opportunities,” Krager said. “Additionally, financial support helps supply state-of-the-art equipment at discounted prices for student use in the classroom. On the flip side, our industry partners benefit from highlyskilled graduates ready to hit the ground running.” <br /> <br /> Ferris State Manufacturing faculty have been collaborating with industry partners such as Hurco for more than 25 years to make available the most current equipment for educational use in the classroom, said a University spokesperson.<br /> <br /> “This tradition of excellence denotes the quality of our industry partners,” Krager said. “They’re always willing to go the extra mile to provide student learning opportunities. Such enhanced learning opportunities allow for the implementation of best practices and real-world applications.<br /> <br /> “Hurco’s machines are excellent learning tools for Ferris State Manufacturing students because they have a flexible, easy-to-use controlwhich helps shorten the learning curve. Everybody wins through these partnerships.” <br /> <br /> Job opportunities are abundant for graduates of Ferris State’s Manufacturing programs, said a spokesperson. For graduates of themanufacturing technology associate’s degree, career opportunities include technician-level careers such as tool and die maker, machine builder, CNC programmer, manufacturing technician, quality technician and technical/ sales representative. Graduates of the manufacturing engineering technology bachelor’s degree have a broad array of engineering-level opportunities including manufacturing, applications, tool, process and industrial engineering.<br /> <br /> For more information contact: <br /> <br /> Hurco Companies, Inc. <br /> One TechnologyWay<br /> P. O. Box 68180 <br /> Indianapolis, IN 46268 <br /> 800-634-2416/317-298-2622 <br /> info@hurco.com www.hurco.com <br /> <br /> ITW Drawform <br /> 500 Fairview, Zeeland, MI 49464 <br /> 616-772-1910 <br /> www.drawform.com <br /> <br /> Trans-Matic <br /> 300 E. 48th St. Holland MI, <br /> 49423 616-820-2500 <br /> sales@transmatic.com <br /> www.transmatic.com <br /> <br /> Sandvik Coromant Company <br /> 1702 Nevins Road Fair Lawn,NJ 07410-0428 <br /> 800-SANDVIK/201-794-5000 <br /> us.coromant@sandvik.com <br /> www.sandvik.coromant.com/us <br /> <br /> Norchuk Supply Company, Inc <br /> 1667 7th Street <br /> Muskegon, MI 49441-2424 <br /> 231-722-6088 <br /> <br /> Ferris State University <br /> 1201 S. State Street <br /> Big Rapids, MI 49307 <br /> 231-591-2000 <br /> www.ferris.edu

FABTECH 2011 Expected To Be The Largest Ever

FABTECH 2011, North America’s largest metal forming, fabricating, welding and finishing event, is expected to be the largest ever. Returning to Chicago’s McCormick Place, Nov. 14-17, 2011, the event will offer four full days of activities and provide its projected 32,000 attendees with opportunities to network, learn and see the latest metal fabrication products and technologies.<br /> <br /> According to John Catalano, FABTECH Show Manager, all signs point to this being a great event. “Registration is up, and we are on track to Fill nearly a half million net square feet of exhibit space with more than 1,200 exhibitors,” said Catalano. “The interest in this year’s event is a positive sign that our industry is alive and thriving.” <br /> <br /> Visitors will see thousands of pieces of equipment in action on the show floor and more than 500 new product debuts.In addition to the exhibits, FABTECH 2011 will also present more than 100 educational sessions on the latest trends in cutting, finishing, forming and fabricating, stamping, tube and pipe and welding, as well as courses for managers. The complete lineup can be viewed at fabtechexpo.Com/schedule-at-a-glance.cfm. <br /> <br /> Other featured events include a keynote on Growing Your Business Through Innovation, a State of the Industry panel discussion and highly anticipated sessions on reshoring and how to strengthen U.S. manufacturing and create jobs. A new Buyer Appreciation Day has also been added this year and will allow attendees to take advantage of exhibitor show specials and win prizes.<br /> <br /> FABTECH is co-sponsored by five associations: the American Welding Society (AWS), the Fabricator’s &Manufacturers Association, International (FMA), the Society of Manufacturing Engineers (SME), the PrecisionMetalformingAssociation (PMA) and the Chemical Coaters Association International (CCAI).<br /> <br /> For more information contact: <br /> AWS <br /> www.aws.org <br /> <br /> FMA <br /> 800-432-2832<br /> www.fmanet.org <br /> <br /> SME <br /> 800-733-4763 <br /> www.sme.org <br /> <br /> PMA <br /> www.pma.org <br /> <br /> CCAI <br /> www.ccaiweb.com <br /> <br /> www.fabtechexpo.com

INDEX Introduces Double-End Multiple Spindle CNC Lathe

The new INDEX MS40P CNC multispindle automatic lathe includes a quillstock with six tool carriers and one counter spindle opposite the main 6- spindle drum, making it possible to machine complex workpieces requiring many tools with high precision in a single process, the company said.<br /> <br /> “A new concept, the INDEX multispindle affords contract manufacturers the ability to out-produce (by up to 85% or more) six or more twin-turret CNC lathes with a single, flexible, highspeed, high precision machine that can work unattended over three shifts,” said a company spokesperson.<br /> <br /> “The flexibility and capability of the machine is well-suited to batch production and for machining families of parts; the front and rear endmachining options permit efficient, complete machining of production parts with complex geometry and/or extensive operations on the cutoff end.<br /> <br /> “The core of themachine is its compact spindle drum. Six fluid-cooled, infinitely variable hollow-shaft motors are able to drive up to 40 mm bar stock independently from each other. Other characteristics of the spindle drum are: high torque, small frame size, maintenance- free operation and an advanced synchronous design. The enhancedmachine concept is based on the added Aside (drum side) and an opposite quillstock on the B-side.” <br /> <br /> Besides the tool carriers in the spindle drum side of the machine, another six tool carriers and a counter spindle are located in the rigid monoblock quillstock. The tool carrier arrangement in the working area without a longitudinal slide block allows the use of more than one tool on each spindle.<br /> <br /> “The working area can be easily accessed through sliding doors on both sides of themachine,” said the spokesperson.<br /> <br /> “This is convenient for the user and greatly reduces setup time. Chips drop directly into the base of the machine.<br /> <br /> “The INDEX modular system allows, on the A-side, customer-specific configuration of up to 12 hydrostatic bearing-supported CNC cross-slides, several Y-axes and numerous stationary and live tools (for front-end machining) permitting awide range ofmachining in a single setup: off-center drilling, deephole, drilling, thread cutting, inclined drilling, cross drilling, contour milling, hobbing and multi-edge turning are only a few of the many possibilities.<br /> <br /> “The characteristic INDEX Vshaped arrangement of the tool carriers means the optimum machining sequence is the only factor determining the process. For example, external and internal machining operations using stationary or live tools can be performed in every station.<br /> <br /> “Duringmachining, users can program the optimum speed for each independent spindlewhich can be varied during cutting. The result is excellent surface quality, short production times per piece and extended tool life. It is also possible to make speed changes during drum indexing, thus avoiding any additional secondary processing times. This capability alsomakes it possible tomachine difficultmaterials that previously were hardly suitable for multi-spindle machines.<br /> <br /> “Should the machining options on the A-side (spindle drum) not be sufficient, the extensions on the B-side, the quill version, come into play. The positions 1 to 5 each have a slide that can be used to machine the workpieces on the A-side.” <br /> <br /> In position 6, there is a counter spindle traversing in the Z direction, so users canmachine workpieces in positions 6.2 and 6.4. The slide 6.2 can also be used for machining theA-side or for rear endmachining on the counter spindle with up to 3 tools.<br /> <br /> Tool position 6.4 also features a backboring slide that can be equipped with three boring or turning tools, or with live tools. In total, up to three tools can be used on the Aside simultaneously, and another six tools are available for rear end machining.<br /> <br /> Another feature is the large Z-travel Distance of the counter spindle, allowing longitudinal and transversemachining of longer workpieces (shaft parts).<br /> <br /> A swivel unit places the parts on a conveyor belt that carries them away.<br /> <br /> The gripper can already move across the part during rear end machining to save time. Instead of placing the finished parts onto the integrated conveyor belt, they can also be transferred to a handling system.<br /> <br /> For more information contact: <br /> <br /> INDEXC orporation <br /> 14700 North Pointe Blvd.<br /> Noblesville, IN 46060 <br /> 317-770-6300 <br /> sales@index-usa.com <br /> www.index-usa.com

Southwestern Industries Names Midwest Industrial Tools As New Distributor

Southwestern Industries has announced its newest authorized distributor of Trak Machines and ProtoTRAK CNCs - Midwest Industrial Tools / a DGI Supply Company. The company’s territory is North and South Dakota, Nebraska and Western Iowa.<br /> <br /> “Southwestern Industries and Midwest Industrial Tools / a DGI Supply Company have joined forces to provide Our customers a large selection of capital equipment, quality services and innovative solut ions,” said Allan Chartier, ofMidwest Industrial Tools / a DGI Supply Company. Howard Kutch, Midwest Sales Manager of Southwestern Industries, said, “DGI has over a decade of experience selling CNC machines and a tenured sales force that has a high level of industry and customer knowledge.” <br /> <br /> For more information contact: <br /> <br /> Howard Hively, District SalesMgr.<br /> Midwest Industrial Tools / a DGI Supply Company <br /> 14001 Chalco Valley Parkway <br /> Omaha, NE 68138 <br /> 402-334-2011 <br /> hhively@dgisupply.com <br /> www.dgisupply.com <br /> <br /> Howard Kutsch, MW Sales Mgr.<br /> Southwestern Industries, Inc. <br /> 2615 Homestead Place <br /> Rancho Dominguez, CA90220 <br /> 800-421-6875 310-608-4422 <br /> howardk@southwesternIndustries.com <br /> www.southwesternindustries.com

Hyundai-Wia Completes Construction Of 88,000 Sq. Ft. Facility

Hyundai-Wia Machine America Corporation (HWMA) has announced the Grand Opening of its new state-ofthe- art corporate headquarters and technical center. The 88,000+ sq. ft. Facility in the Borough o f Carlstadt, Bergen County, NJ, features more than 21,500 sq. ft. Of modern office space along with a 66,500 sq. ft. Showroom and warehouse. “The facility is designed to reflect the company’s commitment t o the North and South Americanmarketplaces, continuing its rapid growth in the machine tool industry,” said a company spokesperson.<br /> <br /> The New Jersey headquarters is designed with energy-efficient features, including eco-friendly air circulation systems and abundant motion controlled natural lighting. The HWMA facility also houses advanced automation offices for support of its “turnkey solution” or “one stop solution” sales approach. The manufacturing area, complete withmachine docks and complete rigging capabilities, includes ergonomic and environmental efficiencies for operating the company’s extensive line of machine tools.<br /> <br /> HWMAPresident Ki Hyo Park said, “In past years we were concerned that the lingering manufacturing downturn, economic fluctuations or the fuel shortage would negatively affect our development plans. However, our new headquarters reflects our dynamic expa n s i o n and ou r steadfast commitment to and support of existing and new customers.” HWMAwill be expanding its presence in the Americas’ marketplace by introducing 13 recently developed machine tools. These innovations are but a small representation of the new products and technologies introduced by HWMA’s parent company, Hyundai- WIA, at the Korea HINEX 2011machine tool exhibition held May 1, 2011, in Changwon, Korea, the company said.<br /> <br /> For more information contact: <br /> <br /> Hyundai-Wia Machine America Corporation <br /> 450 Commerce Blvd.<br /> Carlstadt, NJ 07072 <br /> 201-636-5600 <br /> www.hyundai-wiamachine.com

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